BACKPACK BEGINNINGS

Address
3707 ALLIANCE DRIVE NO D
GREENSBORO, NC 27407
Contact
Website: http://www.backpackbeginngs.org
Phone: +1 (336) 709-9649
Nonprofit
NTEE: P20 - Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
EIN: 46-1251223

Mission

BACKPACK BEGINNINGS' MISSION IS TO DELIVER CHILD-CENTRIC SERVICES TO FEED, COMFORT AND CLOTHE CHILDREN IN NEED. BY ENSURING FOOD AND BASIC NECESSITIES ARE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN IN NEED, WE MAKE A POSITIVE AND LASTING IMPACT ON THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.
 2017201620152014
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2012
Subsection code03
PF filing required0   
Metropolitan statistical area3120
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$0.00$0.00  
Number of employees0000
Number of people compensated >$100k00  
Number of volunteers15000362305
Number of highly compensated contractors00  
Personnel
Cochran, Allison
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY/PRSecretary/Program Director
Name of key/compensated personALLISON COCHRANALLISON COCHRANALLISON COCHRANALLISON COCHRAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org15.0015.0015.0015.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Comerford, Kathryn
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personKATHRYN COMERFORDKATHRYN COMERFORDKATHRYN COMERFORDKATHRYN COMERFORD
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Cross, Jennifer
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personJENNIFER CROSSJENNIFER CROSSJENNIFER V CROSSJENNIFER V CROSS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Guido, Stephanie
TitleTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER/ACTreasurer/Accountant
Name of key/compensated personSTEPHANIE GUIDOSTEPHANIE GUIDOSTEPHANIE GUIDOSTEPHANIE GUIDO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org20.0020.0020.0020.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Jones, Terry
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated personTERRY JONESTERRY JONESTERRY JONES 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.00 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00 
Oakley, Mindy
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORDirector
Name of key/compensated personMINDY OAKLEYMINDY OAKLEYMINDY OAKLEYMINDY OAKLEY
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.002.002.002.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Teschke, Scotti
Title DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person SCOTTI TESCHKE  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director True  
Average hours per week working for org 2.00  
Reportable compensation from org $0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs $0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs  $0.00  
White, Parker
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT/CHChair/President
Name of key/compensated personPARKER WHITEPARKER WHITEPARKER WHITEPARKER W WHITE
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrueTrueTrueTrue
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesBACKPACK BEGINNINGS' MISSION IS TO DELIVER CHILD-CENTRIC SERVICES TO FOOD, COMFORT AND CLOTHE CHILDREN IN NEED. BY ENSURING FOOD AND BASIC NECESSITIES ARE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN IN NEED, WE MAKE A POSITIVE AND LASTING IMPACT ON THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.BACKPACK BEGINNINGS' MISSION IS TO DELIVER CHILD-CENTRIC SERVICES TO FOOD, COMFORT AND CLOTHE CHILDREN IN NEED. BY ENSURING FOOD AND BASIC NECESSITIES ARE GIVEN DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN IN NEED, WE MAKE A POSITIVE AND LASTING IMPACT ON THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING.THE PURPOSE OF THIS ORGANIZATION IS TO PROVIDE CHILDREN IN NEED WITH NUTRITIOUS FOOD, COMFORT ITEMS OR CERTAIN BASIC NECESSITIES THROUGH THE USE OF BACKPACKS AND OTHER EFFICIENT MEANS.To provide children in need with nutritious food, comfort items or certain basic necessities through the use of backpacks and other efficient means.
Program service expenses, total$474,068.00$458,779.00$314,969.00$233,667.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
PROGRAM: ANNUAL EXPENSES: OF PARTICIPANTS/ITEMS: FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM 200,114 1,325 COMFORT BACKPACK PROGRAM 23,987 1,351 FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM 11,521 620(WEEKLY) CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM 9,788 911(ITEMS) NON-PROGRAM SPECIFIC/PROGRAM RELATED: DONATED FACILITIES 17,588 DONATED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 39,750 COST OF MATERIALS/INVENTORY 10,112 RENT 1,969 OFFICE SUPPLIES 140
Program expenses  $314,969.00$233,667.00
Program revenue   $434,723.00
Program description  PROGRAM: ANNUAL EXPENSES: OF PARTICIPANTS/ITEMS: FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM 200,114 1,325 COMFORT BACKPACK PROGRAM 23,987 1,351 FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM 11,521 620(WEEKLY) CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM 9,788 911(ITEMS) NON-PROGRAM SPECIFIC/PROGRAM RELATED: DONATED FACILITIES 17,588 DONATED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 39,750 COST OF MATERIALS/INVENTORY 10,112 RENT 1,969 OFFICE SUPPLIES 140# OF PARTICIPANTS FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM $150,498 1,142 COMFORT BACKPACK PROGRAM $14,989 1,059 DONATED FACILITIES FOR PROGRAMS $17,588 DONATED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES $40,000 FLOOD LOSS RELATED TO PROGRAMS $10,592
THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IS TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY FILLING THE WEEKEND FOOD GAP FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. OUR PROGRAM REDUCES THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF HUNGER SO CHILDREN ARE READY TO LEARN IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED IN LIFE. WE ARE FEEDING APPROXIMATELY 1,350 EACH WEEK. $205,101 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IN 2016-2017. THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM IS TO REDUCE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING DIRECT ACCESS TO FREE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NEED. WE ARE SERVING 19 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FRESH FOOD TO SOME OF THE CHILDREN WE SERVE. $130,633 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD PANTRY IN 2016-2017.OUR COMFORT BACKPACKS OFFER CARE, COMFORT AND BASIC NECESSITIES FOR CHILDREN DURING TRAUMATIC SITUATIONS. WE PROVIDE BACKPACKS FULL OF COMFORT ITEMS SUCH AS BLANKETS, STUFFED ANIMALS, BOOKS, HYGIENE PRODUCTS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MORE TO ABUSED/NEGLECTED, HOMELESS, FOSTER, AND REFUGEE CHILDREN. WE DISTRIBUTED OVER ALMOST 1,700 COMFORT BACKPACKS. $44,356 WAS SPENT FOR THE COMFORT BACKPACKS IN 2016-2017.THE CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM WAS OPENED IN RESPONSE TO ONGOING REQUESTS FROM SOCIAL WORKERS IN NEED OF APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN THEY SERVE. OUR PANTRIES PROVIDE ACCESS TO 100% FREE DAILY WEAR AND STANDARD MODE OF DRESS (SMOD) CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN IN GUILFORD COUNTY. MONTHLY, WE ARE DISTRIBUTING APPROXIMATELY 1,200 CLOTHING ITEMS TO 1,700 CHILDREN ANNUALLY. $75,004 WAS SPENT IN 2016-2017.
Program expenses$474,068.00$458,779.00  
Program descriptionTHE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IS TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY FILLING THE WEEKEND FOOD GAP FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. OUR PROGRAM REDUCES THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF HUNGER SO CHILDREN ARE READY TO LEARN IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED IN LIFE. WE ARE FEEDING APPROXIMATELY 1,350 EACH WEEK. $205,101 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IN 2016-2017. THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM IS TO REDUCE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING DIRECT ACCESS TO FREE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NEED. WE ARE SERVING 19 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FRESH FOOD TO SOME OF THE CHILDREN WE SERVE. $130,633 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD PANTRY IN 2016-2017.OUR COMFORT BACKPACKS OFFER CARE, COMFORT AND BASIC NECESSITIES FOR CHILDREN DURING TRAUMATIC SITUATIONS. WE PROVIDE BACKPACKS FULL OF COMFORT ITEMS SUCH AS BLANKETS, STUFFED ANIMALS, BOOKS, HYGIENE PRODUCTS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MORE TO ABUSED/NEGLECTED, HOMELESS, FOSTER, AND REFUGEE CHILDREN. WE DISTRIBUTED OVER ALMOST 1,700 COMFORT BACKPACKS. $44,356 WAS SPENT FOR THE COMFORT BACKPACKS IN 2016-2017.THE CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM WAS OPENED IN RESPONSE TO ONGOING REQUESTS FROM SOCIAL WORKERS IN NEED OF APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN THEY SERVE. OUR PANTRIES PROVIDE ACCESS TO 100% FREE DAILY WEAR AND STANDARD MODE OF DRESS (SMOD) CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN IN GUILFORD COUNTY. MONTHLY, WE ARE DISTRIBUTING APPROXIMATELY 1,200 CLOTHING ITEMS TO 1,700 CHILDREN ANNUALLY. $75,004 WAS SPENT IN 2016-2017.THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IS TO FIGHT CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY FILLING THE WEEKEND FOOD GAP FOR CHILDREN IN NEED. OUR PROGRAM REDUCES THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF HUNGER SO CHILDREN ARE READY TO LEARN IN SCHOOL AND SUCCEED IN LIFE. WE ARE FEEDING APPROXIMATELY 1,450 EACH WEEK. $218,097 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD BACKPACK PROGRAM IN 2015-2016. THE OBJECTIVE OF OUR FOOD PANTRY PROGRAM IS TO REDUCE CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING DIRECT ACCESS TO FREE AND NUTRITIOUS FOOD TO MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CHILDREN IN NEED. WE ARE SERVING 12 MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, AS WELL AS PROVIDING FRESH FOOD TO SOME OF THE CHILDREN WE SERVE. $41,026 WAS SPENT FOR THE FOOD PANTRY IN 2015-2016.OUR COMFORT BACKPACKS OFFER CARE, COMFORT AND BASIC NECESSITIES FOR CHILDREN DURING TRAUMATIC SITUATIONS. WE PROVIDE BACKPACKS FULL OF COMFORT ITEMS SUCH AS BLANKETS, STUFFED ANIMALS, BOOKS, HYGIENE PRODUCTS, SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MORE TO ABUSED/NEGLECTED, HOMELESS, FOSTER, AND REFUGEE CHILDREN. WE DISTRIBUTING OVER ALMOST 1,800 COMFORT BACKPACKS. $54,451 WAS SPENT FOR THE COMFORT BACKPACKS IN 2015-2016.THE CLOTHING PANTRY PROGRAM WAS OPENED IN RESPONSE TO ONGOING REQUESTS FROM SOCIAL WORKERS IN NEED OF APPROPRIATE CLOTHING FOR THE CHILDREN THEY SERVE. OUR PANTRIES PROVIDE ACCESS TO 100% FREE DAILY WEAR AND STANDARD MODE OF DRESS (SMOD) CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN IN GUILFORD COUNTY. MONTHLY, WE ARE DISTRIBUTING APPROXIMATELY 1,200 CLOTHING ITEMS TO 1,700 CHILDREN ANNUALLY. $99,345 WAS SPENT IN 2015-2016.  
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$637,285.00$622,393.00$463,924.00$474,448.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$633,153.00$620,410.00$463,195.00$474,448.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$274,404.00$277,832.00$162,312.00$47,878.00
Investment income, current yr$4,132.00$1,983.00-$1,342.00$0.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$633,153.00$620,410.00$463,195.00$474,448.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$0.00$0.00$2,071.00$0.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00  
Program service revenue (total) $0.00$0.00$0.00
Gross receipts$637,285.00$622,393.00$463,924.00$474,448.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from fundraising events$105,804.00$81,166.00$76,622.00$39,765.00
Revenue from all other contributions$527,349.00$539,244.00$386,573.00$434,683.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)  $2,071.00 
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$4,132.00$1,983.00-$1,342.00 
Net rental income $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$0.00$0.00  
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$516,547.00$482,197.00$375,519.00$296,661.00
Total functional expenses: program service $474,068.00$458,779.00$314,969.00$233,667.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$37,433.00$18,908.00$37,446.00$36,852.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$5,046.00$4,510.00$23,104.00$26,142.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$11,742.00$4,042.00$8,813.00$5,413.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
General management fees (total)  $54,750.00$55,000.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$828,703.00$712,885.00$560,660.00$472,281.00
Total assets, beginning of year$712,885.00$560,660.00$472,281.00$294,176.00
Total liabilities$82.00$14,566.00$234.00$260.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$14,566.00$234.00$260.00 
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$818,146.00$685,547.00$504,429.00$401,281.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$10,475.00$12,772.00$55,997.00$70,740.00
Net assets$828,621.00$698,319.00$560,426.00$472,021.00
Net assets, beginning of year$698,319.00$560,426.00$472,021.00$294,176.00
Other liabilities$82.00   
Other assets$2,625.00$2,625.00$2,625.00 
Investments: publicly traded securities$376,865.00$163,170.00$163,366.00 
Cash: non-interest bearing$242,356.00$352,476.00$285,759.00$358,034.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$352,476.00$285,759.00$358,034.00$206,343.00
Inventories for sale or use$145,259.00$117,000.00$79,704.00$75,951.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$120,738.00$140,196.00$88,405.00$177,787.00
Advertising (total)$2,401.00$860.00$246.00$3,404.00
Accounts receivable, net$5,094.00$36,313.00$27,258.00$36,777.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$2,913.00$2,761.00  
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$0.00$14,566.00$234.00$260.00
Total net assets or fund balances$828,621.00$698,319.00$560,426.00$472,021.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$7,780.00$1,822.00$709.00$614.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members7876
Number of independent voting members7876
Financial sheets auditedTrueTrue True
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-01-042017-04-142016-02-032014-10-29
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.1
Filing identifier201713409349300031201643269349300109201523109349300132201402489349300125
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